Definitions for "Response cost"
A procedure in which a specific amount of an available reinforcer is contingently withdrawn following a response. Response cost is often used with token economy programs. Response cost must be less than the total amount or number of reinforcers available (e.g., never go in the hole). Response cost procedures are often referred to as fines. This is a level II procedure.
a punishment strategy in which performance of an inappropriate behavior results in the loss of something deemed desirable by the student (e.g., loss of a token for inappropriate classroom behavior). Return to the top
An operant conditioning punishment procedure in which the misbehaving person is fined already earned reinforcers.
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